Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. in ECE

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Students in the Master's of Science (M.S.) in ECE program are provided with a thorough background in the fundamentals of electrical or computer engineering, as well as the opportunity for in-depth specialization in some particular aspect of these fields. Upon enrollment in the department, students are given the opportunity, with the help of an academic advisor and faculty mentor, to choose an educational program that is consistent with their background and is best suited to their own academic goals.

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M.S. ECE students have the option to follow one of the following concentrations for focused study in a particular area of electrical and computer engineering. M.S. ECE students are not required to complete a concentration in order to graduate. Generally, M.S. ECE students can select a full range of ECE graduate course offerings to meet their course requirements and to advance toward their individual career objectives.

  • AI/ML Systems
  • Intelligent Physical Systems
  • Computational Engineering Methods/Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Security
  • Network/Distributed Systems
  • Wireless/Embedded Systems
  • Integrated Systems
  • Devices and Nanofab

Dual-degree offerings

M.S. in Engineering and Technology Innovation Management

Students who are interested in ECE and innovation management may also be interested in this program offered by E&TIM.

Carnegie Mellon University Thailand

Established as a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Carnegie Mellon University Thailand (CMU-Thailand) will provide cutting-edge engineering research and education in Southeast Asia.

Affiliated programs

Information Networking Institute

Students who are interested in ECE may also be interested in the programs offered by the INI.

M.S. in Music & Technology

Students who are interested in the technical aspects of sound production, music representation, music signal processing, and sound recording may also be interested in the M.S. in Music & Technology offered by the School of Music, Computer Science, and ECE.

M.S. in Energy, Science, Technology and Policy

Students who are interested in ECE and interdisciplinary studies in energy may also be interested in the Energy Science, Technology and Policy (ESTP) program offered by the College of Engineering.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering adheres to the academic integrity policies set forth by Carnegie Mellon University and by the College of Engineering. ECE students should review fully and carefully Carnegie Mellon University's policies regarding Cheating and PlagiarismUndergraduate Academic Discipline; and Graduate Academic Discipline. ECE graduate student should further review the Penalties for Graduate Student Academic Integrity Violations in CIT outlined in the CIT Policy on Graduate Student Academic Integrity Violations. In addition to the above university and college-level policies, it is ECE's policy that an ECE graduate student may not drop a course in which a disciplinary action is assessed or pending without the course instructor's explicit approval. Further, an ECE course instructor may set his/her own course-specific academic integrity policies that do not conflict with university and college-level policies; course-specific policies should be made available to the students in writing in the first week of class.